The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back ★★★★★

In a bid to assist Disney's future profit potential, I've begun the Star Wars indoctrination process on my younglings. This morning Little D laughed at the tauntaun, said ello to Chewie and did her usual robot dance before boring in favour of chalk on the furniture.

Committed to the cause I soldiered on and was particularly stuck how nice it all looks. The dramatic lighting and superb set design is so atmospheric, particularly once we reach Bespin. Empire is simply one of the best looking films I've ever seen. Combined with the high stakes human drama and captivating story it's close to perfect and easily blasts its way into my all time top ten.

While Return has traditionally edged it, principally on nostalgia value, maybe it's time to grow up and recognise. I do love a speeder, the Emperor and that final Vader fight though.

Let's call it a (force) push.

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